I quit smoking cigarettes and started vaping on January 10, 2010. I smoked my last cigarette outside of an emergency room in Philadelphia, PA hooked up to a holter monitor after being seen for recurring tachycardia. For months I was having arrhythmia and chest pains and I was scared to death. My doctor’s narrowed the symptoms down to poor lifestyle and told me that I needed to quit smoking, stop drinking coffee and lower my stress. I was so frustrated and scared that I decided to go all in and make some major lifestyle changes. I had started smoking daily when I was 15 and quit when I was 26. At the point where I quit, I had been smoking a pack to a pack and a half a day of Camels. I had previously failed trying to quit cold turkey, I had even taken smoking cessation counseling before, but for me it was the routine and ritual of smoking that I think I was truly addicted to. A roommate had told me about e-cigs. I had a kit overnight shipped to me and stopped smoking immediately. The first kit I had were cigarette sized rechargeable batteries, with disposable cartridges that contained 12mg nicotine fluid that tasted vaguely of tobacco. It wasn’t great, and it was criminally overpriced, but it got me off cigarettes in the beginning. I started doing research online and have since moved onto mods, which provide me with much more control over my vaping experience and are much more cost effective. I immediately dropped my nicotine down within a month of starting vaping. I weened myself down to 6mg and stayed there for about 2 years before just switching completely to 0mg nicotine. I no longer feel a need for nicotine, I just enjoy the act of vaping and all the delicious flavors available. It has become like a hobby. Cigarettes hold no interest to me anymore, in fact, I find them deplorable. I hate the smell, I find it gives me headaches. My health has improved so much, I am no longer coughing, have no shortness of breath, and my tachycardia has gone away. I can say with 100% honesty that e-cigarettes saved my life.